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US envoy to UN's twitter diplomacy

Friday 14th of February 2014, 0:02
related countries: United States United States

US envoy to UN hopes to save the world, 140 characters at a time
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Yemen gunmen attack central prison

Friday 14th of February 2014, 0:15
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Gunmen attack the main prison in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, killing at least 10 people and releasing a number of inmates, officials say.
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Bread and circuses in France's economy

Friday 14th of February 2014, 0:37
related countries: France France

France faces task of axing state subsidies
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Can the Germans save American labour?

Friday 14th of February 2014, 1:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Germans

Volkswagen's US workers fight to unionise
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Erotic book loans at all time high

Friday 14th of February 2014, 1:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New data suggests that the borrowing of erotic fiction from UK public libraries has leapt by 500%, in what is being called the 'Fifty Shades' effect.
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Avon may pay $132m in China probe

Friday 14th of February 2014, 2:35
related countries: United States United States, China China

US cosmetics group Avon Products may spend up to $132m (£79m) to settle allegations it may have bribed officials in China and other countries.
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VIDEO: Belgium approves child euthanasia

Friday 14th of February 2014, 2:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium will become the first country in the world allow child euthanasia without any age limit.
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VIDEO: NBA star Yao Ming takes on poachers

Friday 14th of February 2014, 2:47
related countries: China China

Retired Chinese basketball star Yao Ming is spearheading a campaign to end poaching.
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UN to visit DR Congo 'massacre' site

Friday 14th of February 2014, 4:53
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A UN team is to visit the area in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where more than 70 people are believed to have been killed recently.
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Foals producing duo win music award

Friday 14th of February 2014, 6:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flood and Alan Moulder win UK producer of the year at the Music Producers Guild Awards, automatically earning a Brit.
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Friday 14th of February 2014, 7:21
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eight of the UK's most-wanted criminals, thought to be on the run in the Netherlands, have been named by the National Crime Agency.
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VIDEO: Octopus wrestles with US cameraman

Friday 14th of February 2014, 7:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Octopus wrestles with underwater cameraman in Bluefish Cove, California.
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VIDEO: More snow hits US north-east

Friday 14th of February 2014, 8:07
related countries: United States United States

A giant winter storm is unleashing a second wave of heavy snowfall on the US north-east.
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VIDEO: Bacon work breaks Christie's record

Friday 14th of February 2014, 8:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A masterpiece by the British painter Francis Bacon has become the most valuable piece of artwork ever sold by Christie's auction house in Europe.
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Penguin India defends recall of book

Friday 14th of February 2014, 9:10
related countries: United States United States

Penguin India defends its decision to recall and destroy copies of a book on Hinduism by a top US scholar, saying it had to respect the laws of the land.
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North Korea tops Kerry China agenda

Friday 14th of February 2014, 9:17
related countries: United States United States, North Korea North Korea, China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets China's President Xi Jinping, in a visit expected to focus on North Korea and territorial tensions.
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Thai police clear some protest sites

Friday 14th of February 2014, 9:18
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police deploy in the Thai capital to clear some of the sites occupied by protesters since they kicked off their anti-government campaign.
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Waltons star Ralph Waite dies at 85

Friday 14th of February 2014, 9:40
related countries: United States United States

Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing John Walton Sr - Papa Walton - in the long-running US television series, has died at the age of 85.
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VIDEO: Website matches singles wanting kids

Friday 14th of February 2014, 9:59
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Danish website, which aims to hook up singletons anxious to start a family, eliminates "time-wasters" who are not interested in having children.
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New art find 'bigger than Munich'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 10:16
related countries: Austria Austria

Paintings found at the Austrian home of a collector suspected of handling Nazi loot are even more significant than those found at his Munich flat, his lawyer says.
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VIDEO: Do French labour laws harm economy?

Friday 14th of February 2014, 10:21
related countries: France France

There are calls to reform the French labour market to boost the economy, as Nigel Cassidy reports.
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VIDEO: Pistorius message on anniversary

Friday 14th of February 2014, 10:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has spoken of his sorrow over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp exactly a year ago.
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Eurozone GDP growth gathers speed

Friday 14th of February 2014, 10:33
related countries: France France

The eurozone's economy grew by 0.3% in the final three months of 2013, up from 0.1% growth in the previous quarter.
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VIDEO: Torvill and Dean dance Bolero again

Friday 14th of February 2014, 10:40
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dean, Sarajevo

British figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean return to Sarajevo to recreate their gold medal-winning performance of Bolero, 30 years ago.
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Pistorius 'sorrow' over shooting

Friday 14th of February 2014, 10:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius speaks of his sorrow on the anniversary of the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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US denies plot to oust Kenya leaders

Friday 14th of February 2014, 10:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States

The US denies Kenyan claims it funded Thursday's protests in order to "topple" the government, as relations take another turn for the worse.
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Torvill and Dean recreate routine

Friday 14th of February 2014, 11:16
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

Figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean return to Sarajevo to recreate gold medal-winning performance 30 years after winning at the 1984 Winter Olympics.
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Viber messaging app in Japanese deal

Friday 14th of February 2014, 11:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Rakuten, the Japanese owner of online retailer Play.com, has bought the messaging app Viber for $900m
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UN humanitarian chief in Syria plea

Friday 14th of February 2014, 11:30
related countries: Syria Syria

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos urges the Security Council to act on Syria to stop "flagrant" violation of international humanitarian law.
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Shell to sell three North Sea assets

Friday 14th of February 2014, 11:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shell says it remains committed to operations in UK waters as it announces it is to sell of three of its North Sea assets.
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Pension system 'is not working'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK pensions system is not working, the City watchdog has concluded after a review into the "disorderly" annuities market.
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Italian PM Enrico Letta resigns

Friday 14th of February 2014, 12:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta submits his resignation after his centre-left Democratic Party call for a change in government.
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Cricket-murder dad 'was wanted'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 12:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man who beat his 11-year-old son to death with a cricket bat was wanted by police before the incident, the authorities say.
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VIDEO: Tribute to boy killed by his father

Friday 14th of February 2014, 12:57
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Rosie Batty has paid tribute to her son, Luke, after he was killed by his father Greg Anderson with a cricket bat near Melbourne in Australia.
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VIDEO: Volcanic ash blankets towns in Java

Friday 14th of February 2014, 13:26
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

At least three people have died and more than 200,000 people told to leave, following two volcanic eruptions at Mount Kelud on the Indonesian island of Java.
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French chefs crack down on ‘food porn’

Friday 14th of February 2014, 13:36
related countries: France France

Two Michelin-starred French chefs vent their anger at people who take photographs of their food.
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Fifa issues World Cup venue warning

Friday 14th of February 2014, 13:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke issues a warning to host venues of the 2014 World Cup ahead of a visit to Brazil.
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VIDEO: Syria unrest as peace talks stumble

Friday 14th of February 2014, 13:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Violence on the ground in Syria has increased, as a second round of peace talks in Geneva closes with no sign of progress.
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VIDEO: Thai police clear key protest site

Friday 14th of February 2014, 13:52
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Police have been deployed in Bangkok to retake some sites occupied by protesters since they started their anti-government campaign in November.
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Ken Loach wins Berlin's Golden Bear

Friday 14th of February 2014, 13:57
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin, Barley

British director Ken Loach receives a lifetime achievement prize in Berlin, recognising films such as Cathy Come Home, Kes and The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
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Virginia gay marriage ban overturned

Friday 14th of February 2014, 14:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

A federal judge in Virginia rules that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional - the first such decision in the conservative US south.
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China kills Xinjiang 'attackers'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 15:08
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese authorities shoot dead a group trying to attack police in Xinjiang, the latest unrest in the province home to millions of Muslim Uighurs.
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Storm's second wave hits US east

Friday 14th of February 2014, 15:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: South

A storm unleashes a second wave of snowfall on the US north-east, after it cut power to half a million people and left 7,500 flights cancelled.
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Unique stamp 'to break record'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 15:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

A 19th Century postage stamp from British Guiana could fetch a world-record $20m when it goes on sale in New York, the auctioneers say.
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Flood agency job cuts 'on hold'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 15:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A consultation over 1,550 job cuts at the Environment Agency is postponed while it deals with the floods crisis in England.
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Tuna hearts 'affected by oil spill'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 15:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Scientists say that tuna swimming in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have experienced heart damage.
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Kenyans get condom delivery service

Friday 14th of February 2014, 16:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan businesswoman launches a condom delivery service to help tackle Aids, saying many people are too embarrassed to buy them.
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Italy tipped to have its youngest PM

Friday 14th of February 2014, 16:22
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Florence

The mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, is widely expected to be asked to form a new Italian government after the resignation of PM Enrico Letta.
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Ukraine frees remaining protesters

Friday 14th of February 2014, 16:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The last of 243 jailed protesters walks free in Ukraine, prompting the opposition to ease its blockade of Kiev city centre.
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Bad weather hits US factory output

Friday 14th of February 2014, 16:33
related countries: United States United States

US factory output fell in January due to the "severe weather" that hit some parts of the country, says the Federal Reserve.
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Photo from Djibouti wins world award

Friday 14th of February 2014, 16:43
related countries: United States United States, Djibouti Djibouti

US photojournalist John Stanmeyer wins the 2014 World Press Photo award with his picture of African migrants trying to get a phone signal near Djibouti.
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VIDEO: Video 'shows UK Syria suicide bomber'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 16:59
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A video has been posted online that appears to show Abdul Waheed Majid, believed to be the first British suicide bomber to blow himself up in Syria.
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VIDEO: US highway pile-up from the air

Friday 14th of February 2014, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

Up to 100 cars have been involved in several accidents on a major highway in the US as a giant winter storms grips the country's north-east.
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Yarnold wins GB's first Sochi gold

Friday 14th of February 2014, 17:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lizzy Yarnold wins Great Britain's first gold of the Sochi Winter Olympics with a dominant display in the women's skeleton.
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Congo militias blamed for 'massacre'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 17:42
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rival ethnic militias in the DR Congo are believed to be responsible for mass killings reported in three villages in the east, a UN spokesman says.
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Pakistani drone activist reappears

Friday 14th of February 2014, 18:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Anti-drone campaigner Kareem Khan, abducted days before he was due to testify before European MPs, reappears in Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Revenge 'full-time business' in CAR

Friday 14th of February 2014, 18:37
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

CAR: A group of Muslims has found sanctuary in a church as sectarian violence continues in the Central African Republic. Andrew Harding reports.
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Abuse scandal hits German coalition

Friday 14th of February 2014, 18:50
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's agriculture minister quits over claims that he breached confidentiality during a child pornography inquiry, German media report.
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VIDEO: Neutrino beam 'major physics project'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 18:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is joining what is being described as one of the biggest physics experiments ever built, in order to learn more about the Universe's creation.
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France to boost CAR military force

Friday 14th of February 2014, 19:01
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

France is to send an extra 400 troops to the Central African Republic to help quell months of sectarian violence.
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NFL report: Players bullied teammate

Friday 14th of February 2014, 19:37
related countries: United States United States

The US National Football League has determined a Miami Dolphins player was racially and sexually harassed by three teammates.
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US killer winter storm marches north

Friday 14th of February 2014, 19:50
related countries: United States United States

The latest snow storm to hit the US Atlantic coast crawls north after being blamed for 25 deaths, including that of a pregnant woman.
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Flood water rises as storm sweeps in

Friday 14th of February 2014, 19:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of sandbags are being used to protect homes as more heavy rain and gale-force winds hit southern Britain.
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Two charged over Rio cameraman death

Friday 14th of February 2014, 20:11
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian prosecutors charge two activists with the murder of a cameraman during a protest in Rio de Janeiro last Thursday.
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Syrian peace talks pedal backwards

Friday 14th of February 2014, 20:31
related countries: Syria Syria

Geneva talks on Syria may have done more harm than good
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Church leader attacks welfare reform

Friday 14th of February 2014, 20:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales condemns the government's social reforms for leaving the poor facing "destitution".
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Man killed by falling tree in storms

Friday 14th of February 2014, 21:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 77-year-old man dies in hospital after being hit by a falling tree in his garden during Wednesday's storm as bad weather continues around Wales.
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Afghan notebook: A last bar of Russian chocolate

Friday 14th of February 2014, 21:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia

Afghans remember lost treats - and look to the future
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High winds batter southern England

Friday 14th of February 2014, 21:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

High winds and huge waves are battering the south coast of England as efforts continue to deal with widespread flooding in Somerset, Berkshire and Surrey.
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Geneva talks on Syria 'deadlocked'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 22:18
related countries: Syria Syria

The Geneva talks on ending the conflict in Syria appear to have reached an impasse as violence on the ground continues.
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Somalia arms 'diverted to al-Shabab'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 22:31
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A UN report warns that "systematic abuses" by Somalia's government have allowed weapons to be diverted to warlords and al-Shabab militants.
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Hungary far-right rally in synagogue

Friday 14th of February 2014, 22:45
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Esztergom

Hungary's far-right Jobbik party sparks protests for holding a political rally inside a former synagogue in the northern town of Esztergom.
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VIDEO: Concern for Homs refugees in Syria

Friday 14th of February 2014, 22:46
related countries: Syria Syria

More than 1,000 people have escaped the city of Homs this week during a temporary ceasefire.
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US advises banks on 'cannabis cash'

Friday 14th of February 2014, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

The US government offers guidance intended to encourage banks to accept deposits from legitimate marijuana businesses in states where it is legal.
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Java volcano sends thousands fleeing

Friday 14th of February 2014, 23:00
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Tens of thousands of Indonesians flee their homes after a volcano erupts on the island of Java, killing at least three people.
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Bahrain marks anniversary of revolt

Friday 14th of February 2014, 23:06
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Several anti-government protests are held in Bahrain to mark three years since the start of demonstrations in the country.
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Sir Tom Finney dies at age of 91

Friday 14th of February 2014, 23:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Preston North End and England winger Sir Tom Finney dies at the age of 91.
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